Perfect Harmony

You are the music while the music lasts.
      ~ T.S. Eliot


It's a three-peat . . . You all are seeing my Little Bird card for, yep, the third time. Today, I get to show you the sequel – the finished product. That's because I filled the pockets with a sweet tribute to my sister and her music.

You might say this is a card thinks it's a scrapbook, because inside are precious picture of my sister and her violin.

Here's sis in 1968 making beautiful harmony with Mom at the piano. (Their music was much prettier than those pointy glasses – but how cute is that!?)


And here's my beautiful sister playing her fiddle in what looks like a diner. Don't ask me. I can't keep up with every where she goes with that thing. She's all over tarnation . . . nursing homes, community theater, churches, weddings.


Where ever and whenever she plays her violin, I'm so proud that she's continued what Mom started when she introduced all of us kids to her love for music – back when pointy glasses were in vogue.


The idea for my double pocket brown bag card came from the uber talented Michelle Wooderson's Double Pocket Pretties.

My little Pure Innocence Violin Girl is fussy cut, paper pieced and Copic colored. Her violin is cut from the same paper bag I used to make the flower. Her banner is made with circles folded over, zigzag stitched and coordinated with the My Mind's Eye assorted buttons.

The outside of bag started out with a sketch but I contorted it so much, you can barely recognize the sketch any more. The inside stayed more true to its original sketch. I just flipped it left and then right.


Here are the markers and the rest of the recipe. Not pictured (apparently retired) is Stampin' Up!'s Kraft Taffeta ribbon and mystery (don't know where I got it) lace trim.


Unfortunately, my sister lives about a billion states away from me – at least it feels like that. She's in my home state, Indiana, while I'm in my other home state, Texas. So, when I do get to talk to her on the phone, it really is music to my ears. Hugs, sis!

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Sweet Comments


  2. So sweet, I sure am the luckiest sister in the world!

  3. Totally GORGEOUS Linda!!! What a treasure! Great pictures of your sister!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  4. Wow, this is incredible. all the little details are amazing. I’ll bet your sister loved it.